Hi, i have an almost-a-year old computer that has started to show bsods lately. I use my computer for gaming and have a habit of letting the computer on for hours (12 hours up to a day), doing nothing. I'm not a stranger to computers breaking on me. With the aforementioned habit i managed to break a computer, due to it overheating and its components (motherboard to note), melting once.
So, my kinda new computer (bought it in March), which i again, turn on for hours on end, has started to show bsods lately. It first showed when i was playing far cry 2, suddenly bsod-ing as i alt-tabbed. Then it happened again as i was quitting The Sims 3 a couple of days after. Then thrice more while playing far cry 2, once after a loading screen, twice while running normally (meaning not while loading, alt-tabbing, nor quitting).
The question is:
Do you guys think any of my components may have overheated? Or could it be something else?
I'm hoping for the best, may it only be a virus attack.
For a time i didn't use an antivirus of any sort, and while now i do, everytime i scan there are viruses i can't get rid of. (the Avira gives a warning blip everytime i leave the computer idle for more than 20 minutes!)